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Kamau Brathwaite

B. 1930 D. 2020

3 poems available

His technique dazzles, and through the handling of rhythm and image he makes the world his own, and ours - The Sunday Times

Poet

5 poems available

We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu

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Jackie Kay

B. 1961

7 poems available

A poem is a little moment of belief. - Jackie Kay

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Dannie Abse

B. 1923 D. 2014

5 poems available

Who says the world is not a wedding? - 'O Taste and See', Dannie Abse

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Unity - Selina Tusitala Marsh
Poem
Air - Michael Rosen
The Mighty Dead

Long-legged Fly

Read by Maurice Riordan

Long-legged Fly - William Butler Yeats - Read by Maurice Riordan
Poem
Rangitikei River Song - Sam Hunt
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Her - Jackie Kay
Poem
The arrival of Brighteye – an extract - Jean Binta Breeze
Poem
Red Boots On - Kit Wright
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Upstream - Jean Binta Breeze
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